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Hardest Decision We Have Ever Had to Make

I can’t divulge too much yet but we are facing the biggest “fork in the road” that we have ever experienced in our entire life.

Two huge opportunities at the end of each.

One BIG decision to make.

And it is so freaking hard.

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I would love to offer some noble advice on how to make huge life changing decisions but I. Have. No. Idea.

Basically we have to choose between two jobs. Two locations.

Both very positive. Both very exciting. Both very big changes for us.

And we need to make this decision in the next 36 hours.

One thing is for sure….whichever we choose we will be all in, there will be challenges, but it will be amazing!

Stay tuned……

 

I Made A Mistake

Today I have proven I am not responsible enough to make even mildly important decisions.

I let my child be on my Facebook live show.

What the “BLEEP” was I thinking?

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Today was actually a moderately eventful day…..in my low low standards kind of way!

The highlight (excuse the super creepy snapchat filtered selfie)…..

I finally got my glasses fixed. And surprise surprise, I can see better. Who knew when your glasses are bent and crooked it would inhibit your vision……ya I’m probably the only dumb one that didn’t realize that!

My eyes got worse too which means time for some new glasses.

Tried a few on…..

Seriously, trying glasses on is NOT my favourite thing to do! You will have to wait and see if I picked any of these, but man oh man glasses aren’t cheap……especially when you have “coke bottle” lenses!

After some errands and a lunch date we were back home to take Liam to ball practice.

Storm clouds rolled in while we were there……always love the view of our grain elevator with storm clouds!

And then a few short hours later the damage…..

The results of my very poor decision to allow my son to join our weekly Facebook Live broadcast.

I was playing with fire and I didn’t even know it……man I am glad he only mildly embarrassed me!

If you dare watch it check out my Facebook page here.

Lesson learned. The hard way.

I hope you had a fabulous Tuesday!

Cheers,

Kimberley

Now I Am A Baseball Mom

It’s 11:47pm. I’m tired. I’m feeling under the weather. And I am paying for being a chronic procastinator.

When will I ever learn my lesson. Argh.

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My to-do list was a little longer than the hours in the day and before I knew it 10:00pm rolled around and I still had pictures to edit and clothes to upload to the website for tomorrows new releases.

It’s all done and ready to go though! Can’t wait for you to seen the new styles this week!

It was a great day actually. We had some really nice rain showers move through and leave us some much needed moisture. I unpacked and restocked all of the clothes from the trade show. I even helped my hubby do some chores…..having him around all of the time sure is handy when it comes to chores! I used to have to do all of the morning chores by myself as he used to leave really early for work.

The highlight of the day was Liam’s first ball game of the year. So proud of him! This is his first time playing in a couple of years and also the first time playing in this age division. Tonight he hit a single and played second base. It was great to just unwind and enjoy watching the game!

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And I love their little uniforms!! Growing up I played ball through almost every age group and we NEVER had real uniforms so a part of me is kind of jealous, haha.

But very thankful he gets the opportunity to experience it all!

I hope everyones Monday was amazing and not too “Monday-ish”!

Cheers,

Kimberley

Fears to Freedom

“We grow fearless by walking into our own fears” – Robin Sharma

Fear can choke all of the light, fun, and opportunities from our life. It can be as little as a fear of bugs (ahem, Liam) that keeps you from enjoying the beautiful spring weather to its fullest. Or as big as a fear of failure that keeps you from acting on your lifelong dream.

I am just as guilty as the next person when it comes to possessing fears but over the years I have figured out ways to overcome them and believe it or not it is pretty simple!

In theory, anyway!

It starts with being self aware…..sometimes we don’t even realize a fear is holding us back. And once you have it pegged, you tackle it head on by facing that fear. And facing it over and over and over again if necessary. Before long that fear goes away and an amazing feeling takes it’s place…..freedom!

If you struggle with self awareness I HIGHLY recommend journaling. Being honest with yourself and putting your thoughts to paper does amazing things including unmasking problems and more often than not resolutions to those problems. It’s great therapy.

And now to what got me thinking about fears…..

Today was a full day of farm work including a whole lot of sunshine and a little bit of fencing in the pastures.

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Oh and the wood ticks are out.

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I was walking the fence line today looking for broken wires and missing staples and it wasn’t until I got back into the truck that it even dawned on me that wood ticks would be out now.

Seventeen wood ticks later. Crawling in all nooks and crannies of my body…..yup wood ticks are in full force and blood thirsty. Thankfully none of them had me for lunch today!

I know a lot of people are grossed out by ticks but oddly enough they don’t bother me at all. Liam on the other hand. The fear is real.

It had me thinking as to why I am not scared of them and it all goes back to facing your fears head on. I decided WAY back in the day to not be afraid of them, to not freak out when I found one (or twenty) on me, to not panic if one was biting me/my kid/my animals and just deal with it.

A few wood ticks were definitely not going to stop me from enjoying an amazing day and getting a little bit of work done!

What fear are you going to overcome this week?

You’ve got this!

Cheers,

Kimberley

An Idea Is Nothing Without Action

It has been three weeks since I officially closed the store front location of Dusty Road Boutique.

You can read all about that here.

So far it has been a very positive change. I am grateful for the support of everyone in this change and I am also grateful for the lessons I have learned as well.

The biggest lesson I have learned is that when you have an idea you need to take action on it. You must let go of the fears, let go of the excuses, and let go of the perfectionism. And just go for it.

An idea, no matter how great, is nothing until you take action.

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When you have an idea there is a lot of unknowns. But more often then not there is truly no wrong answer.

You just have to make the commitment and go all in. And when I say all in, I mean it. Blood, sweat and tears, you give 100% without any excuses or BS.

There will be bumps and bruises and failures along the way. Take them as learning and growing opportunities on the path to even bigger ideas and actions.

And that is my two cents for the day!

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We are all packed up and ready to hit the road bright and early tomorrow morning to the Ladybug Tradeshow in Swift Current.

We have a bit of a drive to get there so I need to get to bed and get my beauty rest.

Have an amazing weekend.

Cheers,

Kimberley